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Carers and Young Carers Strategy Debate, 23/11/11 [S]

During its meeting of 23 November 2011 the Scottish Parliament debated implementation of the carers and young carers strategy. The debate was opened by the Minister for Public Health, Michel Matheson.

At decision time the following motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament acknowledges the commitment and support provided by Scotlandís estimated 650,000 carers and 100,000 young carers; recognises the benefits to families, local communities, Scottish society and the economy that the important caring role brings; agrees that sustaining carers in their caring role results in positive outcomes for carers, the cared-for person and that it helps to shift the balance of care from institutional settings to the home; welcomes the progress that is being made with implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-2015, Caring Together and Getting it Right for Young Carers, and welcomes the Scottish Governmentís commitment to ensure that from 2012-13 onwards, at least 20% of the Change Fund spend for older peopleís services will be dedicated to supporting carers to continue to care for older people.

For full details see the Scottish Government Official Report 23 November 2011 which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Scottish Government Official Report 23 November 2011